Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 12 February 2018

West Waterford Athletic Club Juvenile Notes
Wintery Condition in Galway at All Ireland B’s
West Waterford had just one athlete in action in Galway last Sunday at the All Ireland B Championships. Sarah Nyhan made the long journey to compete in the under 15 girls race. Conditions were toughest during this race with heavy snow falling as the girls made their way around the already muddy course. Sarah put in a great performance to finish 19th in the race. Well done Sarah.
Local Schools Qualify for the Munster Cross Country Championships
The best cross country runners in Waterford and Tipperary battled it out in a muddy Carriganore last Thursday to secure their places at the Irish Life and Health Munster Schools Cross Country Championships which will be held in the same venue on Friday February 23rd. First of the eight races was the minor girl’s at 12.30 here West Waterford’s Ally Cunningham finished 4th and led the Friary to third place in the team title. In the minor boy’s race Tommy and Rory Fennell led the way both finishing in the top six and leading the Friary to second in the team event.
It was the turn of the Ard Scoil to qualify in the Junior girls race with West Waterford’s Emma Hickey and Sarah Nyhan scoring on the team that finished 3rd, while in the boys race Eoin Buenaventura (West Waterford) captained the Friary team who also finished third in the junior boy’s event. Lia Cunningahm 9th qualified as an individual with Eve Power of the Meanscoil just missing out.
The first win of the day came in the Intermediate girl’s race with West Waterford’s Lucy Holmes and Mary Kate Prendergast scoring on the Ard Scoil team that won the Intermediate girl’s team title. They finished just two points ahead of St Augustine’s team that included Kate Killigrew among their scoring members. Led by Michael Troy in 4th place St Augustine’s won the boys team race with West Waterfords Oisin O’Riordan (Dungarvan CBS) and Conor Mullany (Blackwater) also qualifying. 
In the senior girls race Sinead O’Brien competing for the Ard Scoil qualified as an individual and the Friary senior boys team rounded off the day by taking the senior team title just ahead of last year’s winners Waterpark College.
Many thanks to the students of Waterpark College for their help in putting up the course and to the parents and officials from West Waterford and Waterford A.C. who helped out on the day and who will be there again to help with the running of the Munster Championships. The help is much appreciated.